I’m Astrid. I live in Suffolk now! As of 15th August 2011, I am no longer a Londoner (and I only managed 4 years).
It hasn’t always been this way – I used to live in a gorgeous Victorian semi with my family in West Sussex. Times were simpler then.
And then I grew up, and responsibility hit me like a brick. I went to university (I studied Philosophy, and did rather well at it, too), moved in with my boyfriend in Lambeth in my 3rd year, and then had a bit of a crisis concerning what I would do with my life.
I had a regroup over Christmas 2009, and came to the conclusion that Psychology was the way to go: it follows on from Philosophy very naturally, as an enquiry into the human condition. I did a short course on child psychology with the OU, a conversion certificate at London Metropolitan, and I have just finished my MSc at the University of East London.
Eventually I would like to be a clinical neuropsychologist, working with patients with brain damage. But one step at a time, eh? I’m about to start work as a Support Worker/Healthcare Worker.
When I’m not people-watching, I enjoy singing (I am a mezzo-soprano, and used to sing regularly with the English Arts Chorale), playing the double bass, reading, drawing, baking and exploring. I love food: this could be a major issue, if it got out of hand.
I’m highly strung – the pink pills stop me from screaming
I officially moved out of London on August 15th 2011 – there’s lots to do there, but there’s also too many people and too much stress. It’s pretty poor quality of life considering the money you pay to live there. Now, I live in the countryside in North Suffolk. Loving it already.